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Not only did Robert Bowling tweet a picture of what the actual “Ban Hammer” looks like, he took the time to hit the Official Call of Duty Forums to go in detail on what violates the MW3 Code of Conduct.

“When playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 online, either in multiplayer or Spec Ops mode, we encourage you to play fair, have fun, and be respectful of other online players. To assist us in keeping the online components of Modern Warfare 3 fair, fun, and safe for all players; we regularly monitor stats, review player reports, and take action on player behavior that violates the spirit of the game. Below are examples of what type of behavior could lead to your account being banned from playing, stats reset, wiped or prevented from appearing on the leaderboards, or restricted in other ways from participating in the online components of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Complete List after the break:

a. Boosting – Any player demonstrating ‘game abuse’ in the form of organizing cooperative or single game play for the purpose of gaining experience, prestige, score, weapon levels, icons, titles or other related in-game unlocks.

( i ) First Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset.

(ii) Second Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset, and a permanent ban from leaderboards.

(iii) Third Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 7 days and a stats reset, and a permanent ban from leaderboards.

 

b. Cheating – Any player demonstrating ‘game abuse’ in the form of unknown boosting, glitching, hacking or other related offenses for the purpose of gaining experience, prestige, score, weapon levels, icons, titles or other related in-game unlocks.

( i ) First Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset.

(ii) Second Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset, and a permanent ban from leaderboards.

(iii) Third Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 7 days and a stats reset, and a permanent ban from leaderboards.

 

c. Glitching – Any player demonstrating ‘game abuse’ in the form of organizing cooperative or single game play for the purpose of gaining experience, prestige, score, weapon levels, icons, titles or other related in-game unlocks. Examples: Exploiting map holes, the javelin glitch, and participating in modded lobbies.

( i ) First Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset.

(ii) Second Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 48 hours and a stats reset, and a permanent ban from leaderboards.

(iii) Third Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 7 days and a stats reset, and a permanent ban from leaderboards.

 

d. Hacking – Any player demonstrating ‘game abuse’ in the form of modifying the executable or creating infected lobbies with or without the purpose of gaining experience, prestige, score, weapon levels, icons, titles or other related in-game unlocks.

( i ) First Offense: With proper verification, user is console banned.

 

e. Offensive_Behavior – Any player demonstrating in-game verbal abuse, harassing, or other related behavior deemed as universally unacceptable to other players.

( i ) First Offense: With proper verification, user is banned for 24 hours

 

f. Offensive_Gamertag – Any player demonstrating an offensive in-game gamer tag, to be decided as universally unacceptable to other players.

( i ) First Offense: With proper verification, user is reputation banned 5000. A reputation ban that exceeds a certain threshold can lead to bans from playing.

 

SOURCE: Official Call of Duty Forums

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  • Travis

    If there is a 48 hr ban is there a guaranteed stats reset?

  • ajhoward

    i was just banned and i did nothing wrong can i get my stuff back.???

    • Travis

      same here

    • Tjnater44

      i know right the same thing happened to me

  • A Deadly Giant

    Oh fuck, being banned here I come!

    • R Martin232323

      I actualy got banned for 48 hours

  • Marcosev69

    wait does stats reset mean lvl 1 n u lose everything

  • PS3=akacash

    This is rather funny to me, instead of fixing their terrible code, they’re just banning people. This game has so many coding errors it’s a wonder they didn’t push back the release date. I won’t even go into the disaster that Call of Duty Elite is with many of the features still not working some 3 months after the release. The game itself isn’t much better either. Even the simplest of functions such as calculating your accuracy is wrong. Anyone bored with a calculator feel free to test it yourself, and don’t even think about looking at your accuracy for the last week or month. The fact that they continue to not do any kind of beta release to people who can actually site these problems should be an even bigger concern. I’m glad I didn’t invest any extra money into this game and certainly won’t be in the future. I never thought I’d actually say this but Treyarch did such a superior job with Black Ops that I will probably just go back to that for now.

  • Tjnater44

    it says stat reset, do u lose your pristige too????